Indoor houseplants add visual beauty to your home and provide many health benefits. From improving concentration and productivity to reducing stress and elevating mood, there are numerous mental health benefits you can expect from these plants.
Studies have shown that many houseplants also act as air purifiers. Their leaves and roots absorb the air pollutants and harmful gases present in the surrounding environment, giving you a much better air quality inside your home.
With different forms, shades, colors, smell, and appearances, flowers never fail to enchant the onlookers. Perhaps, this is the reason we present flowers to everyone because there is no one who doesn’t appreciate the beauty and magnificence of this amazing creation of nature. In fact, we have special days dedicated to flowers; such is the importance of flowers in our lives. Read on to get acquainted with what all types of occasions we have around us to celebrate the beauty of flowers.
National Plant a Flower Day
With the onset of the spring season starts the planning and preparation for the National Plant a Flower Day. This year too, this much awaited day was celebrated on March 12th all across the United States. Daffodils and Marigolds are the main flowers planted by thousands of flower lovers on this particular day that marks the celebration of the spring season. Although, the founder of this beautiful day is still unknown, yet every other house is seen with people trying to plant a flower on the National Plant a Flower Day. What makes this day even more special is the fact that it inculcates the habit of gardening in our future generation that in turn is a way of making the world a better place to live in. Continue reading →
Often times we get plants on impulse then discover there is nowhere in the garden that really suits them. Prior to buying plants you need to thoroughly examine your garden. You need to know how sunny the spot is, whether it has good drainage, and if it is protected from the wind. Once you know these things, you are ready to go shopping for your plants.
Yet wait! Before spending any money, test the pH level of your soil so you will know if you need to add any nutrients to it. Is the soil alkaline or acidic? Though slightly acidic soil is preferred by most plants, there are some that prefer alkaline soil. It’s much easier to plant for the soil you have rather then modifying the pH level to fit the plants.
Currently you are ready to plant. Well – practically. Will you plant in groups or singly? If you get a huge variety of plants, your garden could seem really spotty. Group plantings are arranged, harmonious and can vary the color for interest. Continue reading →